Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop procrastinating.
There was nothing like the magical moment when you finally convinced your parents to let you upgrade from Atari — with its infuriating Pitfall game — to the glory that was the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Watch modern teens interact with an NES console, and totally fail to recognize how awesome it is.Read Full Story
The only thing your daughter's hair has been missing is volume. Not Jersey Shore volume. We're talking traffic cone volume. Enter Pophead, the best thing that's ever been invented.Read Full Story
When Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans debuted her son Jace's new mohawk on Twitter, the pearl clutchers of the internet lost their minds about it. Why the fuss? It's not like mohawks are hardcore anymore when little kids are sporting them on the first day of kindergarten.Read Full Story
Last weekend my son earned a trip to the LEGO store to buy a few sets. In the area labeled "hard to find," he picked out the Research Institute — a LEGO Ideas set featuring three female scientists. I asked him what he liked about it, and he said, "Science. But it's not cool that it's all girls. It isn't fair. There should be at least one boy."Read Full Story
Every other woman on your Facebook news feed has been touting the miracles of essential oils. But, how much do you really know about these potent chemicals? Before you slather on your friend's latest concoction, look into these dangers of using essential oils.Read Full Story
Over the weekend, hackers downloaded dozens of female celebrity nudes from the cloud and distributed them gleefully. Instead of focusing on the criminals who violated women's privacy and the pervs who delighted in the stolen photos, many focused on the so-called scandal. Your teenager probably checked out Jennifer Lawrence's nudes by third period today. Here's what you need to talk to him about.Read Full Story
I'll be the first one to tell you that talking about the hard parts of motherhood has tremendous value to other parents. Everyone struggles, and during those hard times we need to know we're not alone. We need to know that other women walked the same path and made it through.Read Full Story
Yesterday, Daniel Ashley Pierce thought his biggest problem was being late to work. Little did he know he'd end up being beaten by his grandmother and stepmother and kicked out of his family home. The 20-year-old Georgia man caught it all on tape.Read Full Story
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